By Rachael Vorwerk,
2 Aug, 2017
Does getting a flu shot make you sick? Can exercise help you get over your cold faster? Our quiz will help you sort fact from fiction.
3rd August 2017 at 12:55 pm
Sponsored by Relenza
3rd August 2017 at 11:57 am
mmm – exercise when you have the flu will not help, but that is not what the questions asked. Cure for flu – again the question suggests we have one now, and we don’t (Relenza is NOT a cure, but a treatment for influenza only and to be used under specific circumstances), not that a cure might be possible. As to the complementary medicines – the evidence suggests that some might shorten the duration of symptoms a tiny bit. The questions need more specificity, but a fun quiz anyway.
3rd August 2017 at 11:47 am
Is this an add for Relenza?
3rd August 2017 at 11:36 am
3rd August 2017 at 11:00 am
Your response to the echinacea question implies it may be true. And .. was it on the ABC someone assured us that manflu exists??
4th August 2017 at 3:57 pm
Scientific evidence to support Echinacea as an effective method for treating cold or flu is lacking. You can read more information on this here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD000530.pub3/full
You can also read more about ‘Man Flu’ at The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/health-check-is-man-flu-real-59909
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